LibriVox recording of The Game of Life and How to Play It by Florence Scovel Shinn. Read by Amy Conger.
Florence Scovel Shinn, an illustrator living in New York City, became a teacher of New Thought after a divorce. New Thought was a movement which holds the belief that individuals can create their own reality through intentional thoughts and prayer, much like the current Law of Attraction movement. The Game of Life and How to Play It is her first book, and is remarkable for being written by a woman and meant for a genteel female audience.
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Another wonderful reading, heard by a grateful listener. I would like to point out some misinformed parts of the description of this work. The "New Thought Movement" is an "out-growing" of the Religion of Spiritualism (not to be confused with Spiritism). The law of attraction is a law of nature, just as is the law of gravity. Because it is part of everyday life, no one expounding it would want to join to it the term, "Movement", implying the possibility of impermanence. The study of this law, how it works, and how it can be worked, is a part of Spiritualism and New Thought, certainly though, not the whole. I'd like to add also that it isn't really remarkable that a woman wrote this best seller, as women had been writing best-selling books for a long time by then, as well as publishing under their own names. While Mrs. Shinn may have been considered genteel, she wrote for whomever her words would help. If she addresses women more so than men, it would only be natural. She was a far-sighted woman, hoping to improve the lives of all.
December 14, 2013 Subject:
A beautiful voice
The reader has a beautiful voice and makes this book very easy to listen to.
November 24, 2013 Subject:
LEARN The Game of Life by Scovel Shinn
An amazing read. The flow is simple, straight to the point and inspiring at any point in your life. There are parts where I thought I understood, until I found it a challenge to instil what I learned into my own life's issues, then it takes awhile before I got it - with cross referencing, exploring and rising to change the conditioned thoughts and ideas - to stay in alignment with more positive vibes.
A genuinely helpful work for humanity.
August 26, 2012 Subject:
Thank you so much for this. Came at the right time for me. Brilliantly done. A joy to listen to.